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Roenick leads Flyers to sixth straight

Philadelphia forward notches goal, two assists in win over Ottawa

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2002

OTTAWA -- Jeremy Roenick had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Roman Cechmanek made 36 saves as the Flyers snapped a five-game winless streak at the Corel Centre. Philadelphia has won 12 of its last 14 games.

Hurricanes 2, Wild 0

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Aaron Ward and Bates Battaglia scored and Arturs Irbe recorded his 32nd career shutout as Carolina snapped a three-game home losing streak.

Irbe allowed seven goals on 28 shots in the team's worst loss of the season Saturday but rebounded by stopping 22 shots.

Thrashers 3, Maple Leafs 2

TORONTO -- Dany Heatley scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Milan Hnilicka made 40 saves as Atlanta snapped a five-game road losing streak.

Rookie Ilya Kovalchuk and Lubos Bartecko also scored for the Thrashers.

Lightning 5, Devils 4, OT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Zdeno Ciger scored his third goal of the game at 1:25 of overtime to lift the Lightning.

Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and three assists and Nikolai Khabibulin came off the bench in the third period and stopped 20 of 21 shots to keep Tampa Bay in the game.

Blues 3, Oilers 2

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Pronger and Keith Tkachuk scored power-play goals as St. Louis extended its winning streak to six games.

The Blues, who rank second in the league with 27 home power-play goals, scored on the man advantage for the fifth time in six games.

Islanders 3, Flames 1

CALGARY, Alberta -- Adrian Aucoin scored two goals, snapping a 40-game scoreless streak, for the New York Islanders.

Aucoin ended a three-month scoring drought in the first period and snapped a 1-all tie with his third goal of the season at 18:28 of the second.

Red Wings 2, Coyotes 2

PHOENIX -- Brett Hull scored his second goal with 2:19 left in regulation, and the Detroit extended its unbeaten streak to six games with the tie.

Hull deflected a slap shot by Mathieu Dandenault through a cluster of players that distracted goalie Robert Esche. The goal was Hull's 15th of the season and 664th career.

Canucks 5, Penguins 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Mario Lemieux scored his first goal since returning from hip surgery, but Vancouver used balanced scoring to beat Pittsburgh.

Lemieux, who missed 24 games and was held pointless in his return Saturday against St. Louis, scored on a power play midway through the third period. The score pulled the Penguins within a goal, but it wasn't enough.

Kings 2, Predators 0

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Heinze scored the go-ahead goal with 15:44 left in the third period and Felix Potvin made 24 saves as Los Angeles beat Nashville, the Kings' third shutout in six games.

Heinze tied Adam Deadmarsh for the team lead with his 15th goal, sending the Predators to their fifth straight road loss. The goal was Heinze's sixth in 11 career games against Nashville. Craig Johnson assisted on the goal and scored into an empty net with 49 seconds left.

Sharks 1, Avalanche 0, OT

DENVER -- Teemu Selanne scored with three seconds left in overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

With time running out, Colorado defenseman Rob Blake lost the puck in the corner to Marco Sturm, who passed to Selanne in the left circle for the game-winner.



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